Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"I sallied out on the bright sunny morning after reaching Mexico, to make a survey of the city. The sky was cloudless except on the horizon in the direction of Popocatapetl ..." B. Taylor #QotD

2014.12.14-IMG_3039"I sallied out on the bright sunny morning after reaching Mexico, to make a survey of the city. The sky was cloudless except on the horizon in the direction of Popocatapetl and the air was charmingly cool and fresh. Its rarity, by accelerating the breathing, had a stimulating effect."

Bayard Taylor, El Dorado; or, Adventures in the Path of Empire (2 vols, New York, 1850), p. 298

Bayard Taylor (1825-1878) was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author. He published a couple of books on Egypt which is where I'd first heard of him when writing my book on Egyptian travel accounts, Nile Notes of a Howadji (1992).

No comments: